Exploring in Kurashiki, Japan, atop a hill, I found this shrine decorated with dozens of Daruma dolls, which are representations of the Buddhist monk Bodhidharma.
Standing out in the middle of the city, Himeji castle just gets more and more impressive as I walk from the train station, down the main avenue and into the surrounding gardens in Himeji, Japan.
Amid the hustle and bustle of downtown Tokyo, Japan, the immaculate grounds around the Imperial Palace is a perfect place for a relaxing break.
From the train station to the castle, there’s a pleasant walk along the Shinjiko shoreline in Matsue, Japan, as seen here with the Shimane Art Museum and the island of Yomegashima in the distance.
While wandering through the streets of Niigata, Japan, I stumble upon a shrine decorated with these intricate lanterns.
Making my way to Matsue Castle, I pause for a moment at this quiet stretch of the outer wall in Matsue, Japan.
Hiking through the countryside on the Kiso Valley Road, I pass by an orange tractor stopped next to a rice paddy near Tsumago, Japan.